Traffic Advisory for NASCAR Races

Traffic Advisory for NASCAR Races

You can probably tell by the noise that NASCAR is back in town and we have the information you need about traffic and parking.

From Henrico Police:

Traffic patterns will temporarily be altered on roads around Richmond Raceway on Friday,
April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019, to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races.
Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days,
especially on Saturday before and after the race from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 9:30
p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Henrico Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races. Race fans and other
motorists are encouraged to check traffic updates on message boards along interstates
and other roads approaching the raceway. WRVA-1140 AM will broadcast traffic reports.
Updates will also be posted on the Police Division’s Twitter account @henricopolice and
Henrico Police Facebook site.

The following traffic patterns will be in effect Saturday, April 13 during peak hours:

  • Carolina Avenue between Laburnum and Azalea avenues will be one-way outbound
    after the race. Access to businesses along Carolina Avenue will be maintained from
    Laburnum Avenue.
  • Richmond-Henrico Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road from the Henrico/Hanover county
    line to Azalea Avenue will be one-way southbound from about 1:00 p.m., until the
    race starts. Sections of Meadowbridge Road farther north in Hanover County will
    continue to accommodate two-way northbound and southbound traffic at all times.
  • After the race, Laburnum Avenue from Carolina Avenue to Mechanicsville Turnpike
    will be one-way eastbound. Eastbound Laburnum Avenue from Richmond-Henrico
    Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road to Carolina Avenue will be closed until race traffic
    disperses. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Laburnum Avenue west of
    Richmond-Henrico Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road.
  • After the race, beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m., Richmond-Henrico
    Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road north of Azalea Avenue will be one-way northbound
    to Atlee Road in Hanover County. Richmond-Henrico Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road
    will be restored to two-way traffic when race traffic disperses.


  • On-street parking on major routes to the raceway will be prohibited each day.
  • There are no changes to general parking from last year’s races.
  • The quickest and easiest way to access FREE parking at Richmond Raceway on
    Saturday at any time is through Meadowbridge Road. While there are several
    free parking areas near the raceway, Lot H has the easiest access from/to the
    interstate. There is a FREE tram service from Lot H to the backstretch that runs
    continually starting at 7:00 a.m. through post-race.
  • There is no longer a shuttle service from downtown. However, there are over 800
    acres of free parking on site.
  • Lyft and Uber will enter Gate 4, pick-up/drop-off, and exit Gate 5.
  • Please note Gate 6 on Carolina Avenue and Gate 2 on Laburnum Avenue are
    designated as permit-only entry gates. If you do not have a permit, you will need to
    access Lot D via Gate 4 for FREE parking (first come, first serve).
  • There is no public parking in Gate 10.

For information on getting to the track and parking directions, please visit Richmond
Raceway’s webpage at



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